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The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special review

A rotund man who laughs at everything and just keeps giving gifts has saved Christmas. Yes, James Corden has united Britain in sitting on the sofa to watch the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special. It was the biggest hit of the day and could go on to become the most watched show of the year.

Shouting At The Telly, 27th December 2019

Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special, BBC One

A big cwtch from Barry.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 26th December 2019

Review: Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Nothing could bring a lump to the throat like this moment.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 26th December 2019

Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special review

Is the door open for more Gavin & Stacey?

Jo Berry, Digital Spy, 25th December 2019

Gavin & Stacey: A Special Christmas review

The Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special is full of love and laughs, and leaves room for another return visit to Barry Island. Spoilers ahead...

Juliette Harrisson, Den Of Geek, 25th December 2019

I talk Gavin & Stacey, Christmas Special 2019

After a 10-year absence, Gavin & Stacey returned with its best episode yet. Full of warmth, heart and humour it felt as if our favourite characters from Barry and Billericay had never been away.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 25th December 2019

Gavin & Stacey Christmas special 2019, review

A funny, poignant and perfectly pitched return for one of the best comedies of recent years.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 25th December 2019

Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, review

James Corden and Ruth Jones reunite to remind us of a kinder sort of comedy.

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 25th December 2019